FLORENCE – The Muscle Shoals All Stars will play the headlining show at the Vancouver Island MusicFest in Courtenay, British Columbia on July 13. Before leaving for Canada, the band will premiere the show on Tuesday, July 9 at 7pm at the Marriott Conference Center in Florence. Tickets for the Florence show are available at Mefford Jewelers in downtown Florence and online at Eventbrite.com.
The Muscle Shoals Allstars include David Hood of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (aka the Swampers), Clayton Ivey of the Fame Gang, Will McFarlane, Harvey Thompson Jr., the Shoals Sisters, a four piece horn section as well as featured guest vocalists Carla Russell (Kozmic Mama), Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie, Jeff Beck), Billy Swan, Buzz Cason, and Tommy Talton (Cowboy, Gregg Allman) with arrangements by Charles Rose of the Muscle Shoals Horns. The project is led by Andreas Werner of Crazy Chester Records with Sweet Tree Productions handling sound and light.